Peter has often been called the 'Prince of the Apostles' because of the words of Jesus re-naming him, from Simon to Cephas. This was the Aramaic form of the Greek word Peter, which means 'rock'. Jesus said that on this rock he would build his Church. But both Peter and Paul came to be seen as having different rôles to play within the leadership of the Church: Peter in witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and Paul in developing an understanding of its meaning for Christ's followers. Peter and Paul have been remembered jointly on this day since the very early days of the Church, it being regarded as the anniversary of their martyrdom in Rome in about the year 64.
O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you, as the day rises to meet the sun.
You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. Let us worship God.
Blessed are you, God of savlation in the witness of and the preaching of Paul you have poured out an oil of gladness to kindle the flame of faith among your people. Your Spirit keeps that fire burning strongly in your Church, that we may proclaim the message of salvaiton and attain to the blessings of your kingdom. For these and all your mercies, we praise you: Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Blessed be God for ever! Amen.
PLANNING A VISIT TO ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA and CENTRAL AMERICA?
St Alban Mission holds English services every Sunday at Noon
Casa Convento Concepcion, Antigua Guatemala, All are welcome.
See welcome letter at the sidebar.
St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is a outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA
The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Rector of St. Alban Mission, Bishop of Guatemala and Primate of Central America
The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader Associate Minister of St. Alban Mission Antigua, Guatema